Begular weekly clubs plus one-off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Clubs Listings compiled by Bonny Allan and Joe Lampard
I The Ark at The Tunnel. “pm—3.30am. £5/£2.50. Hip night for the regular crowd. I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Gear yourself up for a night on the tiles with top new tunes from D] Stevie.
I Bennet’s 11pm—3.30am. £3. Busy gay night.
I Blg at The Sub Club. 11pm—late. £4/£2. The club which is deﬁnitely not small in any way. featuring major Dis. huge tunes. large amounts ofdrinking and Big Gav. one of the tallest clubrunners around. Massive.
I The Cathouse llpm-3am. £3/£2.50 with ticket. Rock club.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—2.30am. £3.
I Club Sanctuary at Reds. Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am. £1 .50/£1. House. garage and soul for the studes.
I Club Xchange ll.30pm—3.30am. £3. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. with tunes from D] Michael.
I Crash at The Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £4/£2 with matric card. Good time indie-dance and chart pop with DJ Dave Ross plus those all-important drinks promos.
I Essential at Circa. l 1pm—3.30am. £5. I Global "BC at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £5/£2 with leaﬂet.
I liadio City at the Mayfair (Cameo Suite). lOpm—2.30am. £2. Well-known rock and pop classics in nice (if you like that sort of thing) and sleazy atmosphere. I latch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10.30pm—3am. £3/£3.50. Popular indie club also appearing in Edinburgh on a Saturday night.
I life’s a Beach at Club lndustria (upstairs). llpm—late. £3/£2. Industria opens its second ﬂoor up to ‘Glasgow‘s least expensive student night‘ with DJ Michelle and friends supplying the music and presumably countless units of beer supplying the ‘conviviality'.
I Beds 10.30pm—3am. £3. Becks and vodka £l/ all drinks £1 before midnight. ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage' which is proving so popular that they’re opening half an hour earlier these days.
I SIII at Club loco at The Arches. IIpm-3.30am. £6. A serious night out with the Slam lads. featuring regular high calibre guests from down south.
I Shag at Fury Murry's. lOpm-late. £4l£2 before 1 1pm. As crass as ever and now featuring a bonus hour at the beginning of the evening with £1 pints and music which the DJs tell us they couldn't get away with during the rest of the night. Does that mean some tasteful and credible tunes for a change? Probably not . . .
I Ska Festival ’93! at The Art School. 9.30pm—2.30am. £2.50. 14 May only. A super special event featuring the excellent Ska-B-Dugs and The G-Men playing live.
the choicest tunes from Revival Reggae's Judge Roughneck (that's his real name!) and the full Unity Reggae experience to boot. Tighten up!
I Soundclash Bepublic at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. Pre-club trans-dub ambience with Iain. Andrew and Joe. ‘Orb Ap roved’!
I onic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). llpm—3am. £1.50 before 11.45pm/£2.50 after. Indie club (as you might imagine) with £1 pints of lager on tap.
I tinder Ventura 8pm—midnight. Free. Funky rare grooves from Hamish and Jonnie to put you in the mood. A highly recommended warm-up for a more energetic night out.
I llnity Reggae at The Art School. 9.30pm-2.30am. £2. From the original hits of the 60s through to modem dancehall and ragga, with a touch of dub for good measure.
I The Volcano 1 1pm—2.30am. £4/£3. Busy mix of dance and indie tunes with Alan Ronald.
I Wax Factory at lndustn'a. llpm—3.30am. £5/£3.50 concessions. The hardest house sound in Glasgow. brought to you every week by the famous
Pussypower crew and their varioust weird and wonderful special guests. Also featuring an exceptionally good atmosphere, courtesy of the least pretentious crowd in town.
I Bar 10 9pm-midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock. I Bennet’s llpm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Cafe loco at The Arches. lem-3.30am. £5. Continuing to spice up their regular club night with live performance. but unfortunately unable to conﬁrm any of the acts as we go to press! I The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50/£3 with ticket. Sweaty rock club. now opening earlier due to extreme business! I Chaos at The Cathouse. 7—10pm. £2.50/£2 with leaﬂet. Under-18s dance club.
I Cleopatra’s lO.30pm—2.30am. £3.50. I Club lndustria. 10.30pm—3.30am. £8 (same price on special guest DJ/band nights) Glasgow’s newest venue and loudest club sound system used to full effect by Dls Scott ‘n ‘Paul.
I Club Xchange. l l.30pm—3.30am. £4. Gay club with upfront dance tunes from D] Roddy Stewart.
I Ilivine at the Art School. llpm—late. £2.50.The best in psychedelic/garage/soul/60s in the Vic Bar. Vie for space on the teeming danceﬂoor or just stand back and marvel at all those strange and beautiful people: a great time to be had either way.
I Bream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. A good selection of indie-dance faves and a friendly vibe.
I Follies Ilptn—Iate. £5/£2.50 before 11.30pm.
I Fury at Fury Murry‘s. l 1pm—late. £4. lmaginatively—named and student-oriented night.
You could easily be forgiven for not realising that the transglobal phenomenon of Ilouse music in fact had its origins in the sweat-heavy flesh-pots of the gay clubs of Chicago and llew York. These days, the stereotypical image of ‘gay music’ is either Ill-lino or camp disco.
love Boutique, operating monthly out of Glasgow’s Arches, aims to change all that and ‘return Ilouse back to the gay scene’. Taking its cue from a similar fashion nationwide in clubs like Manchester’s Flesh, london’s lllnky Berlinky and leeds’ Frottage Cottage, all near legendary for putting glitz, hedonlsnt and a debauched Iaiasez-falre attitude back into clubbing, love Boutique is intended by
organiser Graeme Thompson to be a club for party people of all persuasions:
‘llo, it’s not just for “Beautiful people”,’ he strewes. ‘It’s more of a dressing up creatively or fetishistically thing. It’s not put on your Versace, no way! We want fetish wearers, drag . . . really anything goes, and the more unusual the better.’
As well as enlisting the assistance of Glasgow’s reknowned Slam Ills to ensure continuous quality Ilouse service, Love Boutique has also made something of a local hero of london’s .lon ‘Pleased Wimmln’. A professional crowd»pleaslng transvestite BJ whose motto Is ‘we lighten things up without cheapening them’, Jon knows lust why he’s returned to the club every night since its inception in February.
‘I love it, it’s much better than London. There’s a lot less going on in Glasgow, so people seem to really appreciate it and make a lot more effort. They’ve never had anything like this. Cay people have lost been bombarded with Ilazel Bean and Bananarama.’
Mixed, gay, glan, sexy with cabaret, performances, frottaging, fetishes, fantasies and especially fun, Love Boutique is abolishing ‘attltude’, restoring chic, and celebrating good times. At last. (Calvin Bush)
The next love Boutique is on Thurs 13 May with guest Bis Girls On Top from liverpool. Thereafter, it’s on the first Thursday of the month, with Jon ‘Pleased Wlmmin’ and Slut.
I llelter Skelter at The Mayfair. 10pm—2.30am. £2. The List‘s longest- running unaltered club entry changes specially to celebrate our 200th issue!
I Mo’ Jan With Attitude at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. A rich and varied selction of soul and jazz courtesy of your host Steven Watt; from Patrice Rushen to Herbie Hancock to The Young Disciples — and back again.
I Beds 10.30pm—3am. £6l£4 (£3 before midnight). Relaxed. friendly and increasingly popular club night with DJ Kevin's wild mix of disco. funk and housey tunes.
I IIevival Reggae! at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. £2. The very best in ska. rocksteady. reggae and soul. plus a bonus lam license on 15 May to celebrate the Ska Festival weekend.
I Strathclyde Ilnivetsity Ilnlon 9pm—2am. £2.50. Students and guests only. Studenty feel to Level 8. very popular dance and techno in Reds.
I Atlantis at the Sub Club.
I 1pm-3.30am. £6. Still attracting a good (and discerning) crowd. Atlantis is Slam’s longest-running and most successful regular night. Immerse yourself in the choicest. warmest house club in town.
I Tankin’ at the Art School. I 1pm-late. £2.50. Take the upstairs option on an Art School Saturday night and receive a generous helping of hot funk. reggae and hip hop from the resident ‘Funkateers'. I Technotrance at Mardi Gras. lOpm-3.30am. £7.
I The Tunnel llpm—Iate. £7/£3.50. Big upfront dance night for the hippest in town. with a live show on 8 May from the excellent Sub Sub. playing their current hit tune no doubt and also. we hope. a selection from their cool and off-the-wall back catalogue.
I tinder Venture 8pm—midnight. Free. Soul. funk and garage with Kevin.
I The Volcano Ilpm—2.30 am. £5/£4 with matric card. Mellow house. garage grooves and street soul with Graham Wilson and Alan.
I Willi at The Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £5/£3 with matric card. Commercial dance and pop.
I Back to Balearics at The Tunnel. 10pm-late. £10. 9 May only. Another Streetrave special. this time as a warm-up for Ibiza '93 (the summer’s hippest club elite binge) featuring palm trees. sunbeds and other delights. plus top guest DJs Rampling. Holloway and Block. Let’s hope they all make their ﬂight. eh? I Bennet’s 11pm—3.30am. £1. All beers and spirits £1! I Bobby’s at The Volcano. 11pm—2.30am. £4. Glasgow’s 'Number One' DJ continues to pack ’em in. All your favourite tunes and some very tasteful T- shirts too. ' I Bubblelicious at Reds. l 1pm—3am. £3/£2. ‘Bombastic Boogie. Bubble Grooves‘ and £1 Becks. wine and schnapps at Sauchiehall Street's answer to That West End Club. A ﬁne ﬁnale to your weekend. I Cheapskate at The Cotton Club. 11pm—3am. £2/£l with ﬂier or matric card. Becks and vodka £1! Get wrecked cheap to the 'cross-the-board sounds of DJ Brian Dickey. I The Double Backers at Fury Murry’s. llpm—3am. £2/£l with Matric card or leaﬂet. Tam and Dave's spanking mix of indie, dance, pop. soul and £1 Becks. I Fedtlruklters at Cle0patra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £1. I flock City at The Cathouse. I 1pm—3am. £1.50. Rock from the 70s to the present. I The Tomorrow People at Club Xchange. 11.30pm—3am. £2/free entry to tank-top wearers. An outrageous new night featuring ‘jaunty' tunes from the 705 and 803 and fantastic ﬂiers which describe the whole affair as ‘camper than John Inman’. Essential.
70 The List 7—20 May 1993